Department of Natural Resources Seeks Public Input on Outdoor Amenities and Services

As part of updating the Maryland Land Preservation and Recreation Plan, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and its partner, GreenPlay, LLC, will be hosting a series of information sessions and workshops to solicit public comment and stakeholder feedback on land conservation and outdoor recreation. Residents and non-residents are invited to attend.

The four workshops—two sessions each day—will focus on gathering comment on the state’s outdoor activities, amenities, and services, including boating, camping, fishing, hiking, or hunting. Comments from the workshop will complement feedback provided in the Maryland Land Preservation and Recreation Plan Survey, which remains open until Tuesday, May 1. Take the Maryland Land Preservation and Recreation Plan Survey online at

The department welcomes the public to participate in the following workshops:

March 26 (First session at 1 p.m., Second session at 6 p.m.)

Fort Frederick State Park Visitor Center

11100 Fort Frederick Road

Big Pool, Maryland 21711

March 27 (First session at 1 p.m., Second session at 6 p.m.)

Talbot County Community Center

100128 Ocean Gateway

Easton, Maryland 21601

April 18 (First session at 1 p.m., Second session at 6 p.m.)

Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum

10515 Mackall Road

St. Leonard, Maryland 20685

April 19 (First session at 1 p.m., Second session at 6 p.m.)

Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area, Auditorium

5100 Deer Park Road

Owings Mills, Maryland 21117

RSVP is requested for all workshops. To RSVP, email Session and survey results will be incorporated into the Maryland Land Preservation and Recreation Plan, which is required to receive federal funding from the National Park Service’s Land and Water Conservation Fund. For additional information about the Department of Natural Resources, visit Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 866-269-9006.

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